Tata Selects Ceragon for GSM Backhaul Network in India
Ceragon Networks Ltd., a provider of high-capacity, LTE-Ready wireless backhaul solutions, has received new orders from Tata Teleservices Ltd., the pan India telecom service provider. Via this agreement the company’s advanced SDH and IP FibeAir® solutions will support Tata Teleservices in expanding its GSM mobile network to seven new communication circles that cover a population of nearly 400 million.
Tata has already deployed Ceragon’s high capacity backhaul equipment in three circles following a long-term supply agreement the companies signed in mid-2008. This agreement is now extended, bringing the number of circles to be served by Ceragon equipment to a total of 10, including the Delhi metro area. Ceragon will provide Tata with the FibeAir 1500R wireless SDH solutions and its FibeAir IP-10 that supports native TDM, Native2 (hybrid TDM/Ethernet) and native Ethernet over a single platform.
“Tata Teleservices is rapidly moving and gearing towards the launch of GSM services and is also enhancing capabilities on its CDMA network. To match the scale, we selected Ceragon as our technology partners. We found that the company’s systems offer a variety of benefits including advanced IP capabilities and a nodal solution with integrated cross-connect. These features fit our network expansion strategy perfectly and will also serve to support our network evolution towards 3G,” said A.G. Rao, President and Chief Technology Officer, Tata Teleservices Ltd.
“We are very happy to strengthen our relations with a leading wireless operator such as Tata Teleservices,” said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon. “Our selection for such a large-scale deployment underscores Ceragon’s ability to deliver the right products to the market, powering our customers with the solutions they need – when they need them.”